About

R I C H I E P O P E

I grew up in Newport News VA and played outside in neighborhoods of odd characters, patchy grass, abandoned lots and forgotten alleyways. My idea-driven work intertwines reality with a dreamlike imaginary world of blurry edges and soft flushes of light.

E D U C A T I O N

Virginia Commonwealth University (2004-2009)

The Art Department (2011-2012)

R E C O G N I T I O N

Society of Illustrators 56

CMYK Vol. 44

Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition 2009

5th Annual Richmond Illustrators Club Juried Show (gold medal)

L E C T U R E S
Personal Vision through Experience: A Conversation on Sketchbooks with Jeffrey Alan Love and Friends (Virginia Commonwealth University 2012)

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Woke
My piece inspired by The Fifth Element for The Fifth Element artbook. That movie was a staple on TV syndication as a kid and when it came on I never changed the channel. 

Woke

My piece inspired by The Fifth Element for The Fifth Element artbook. That movie was a staple on TV syndication as a kid and when it came on I never changed the channel. 

SPX Update: Bad News, Good News, and Other News

Bad News: Because of printing issues, I’ll only have less than 10 copies of Infinity Block. If you’re able to snag one, email me at richie@richiepope.com (on the back of the zine) and you’ll get an early gift related to an upcoming printing of the book! Located at table W78 (Chris Kindred’s table)

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Good News: Prints of The Helm on Madison Ave. will belocated at tables W44-45 (Out of Step Art’s table)! It’s an 11x17 Giclee print on Arches textured 240 gsm 100% cotton rag paper. 

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Other News: I’m so excited for the show that my face started doing weird things this morning…

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Baby’s First SPX

So…I’ll be attending my first ever SPX this year! The only downside is I’ll only be there on Saturday and I won’t be tabling. 

The good news is that I’ll have two things!


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The first thing is the debut of Infinity Block, a 5” x 7” black-and-white zine of strange neighborhood happenings. Thanks to Chris Kindred for fitting this little guy in at his half-table. U P D A T E : There will only be a super small number of copies at Kindred’s table, #78, but an official run of Infinity Block is coming!

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The second thingis The Helm on Madison Ave., an 11” x 17” guest print I did for Out of Step Arts. It officially debuts in October, but a limited number of advance prints will be at OOSA’s table. I might even be at the table for a bit to sign and whatnot if you get one! Details sooooon…

Here’s a map of the tables for both.

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If you want to find me walking around, remember this profile (hair possibly subject to change)



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Nicole

Nicole

Changing Boy

Changing Boy

I’ve been doing some little quick animations over the past week. Here’s the first one that I dubbed Eye Boy.

I’ve been doing some little quick animations over the past week. Here’s the first one that I dubbed Eye Boy.

The Guardian of Marshall Courts
In memory of Kerry Talbott, a super inspiring art school professor of mine who passed away last year from brain cancer. An 11” x 17” print of this, along with other work from the Richmond art community, will be sold at Monstrous Optimism, a benefit show to raise money for Kerry’s children. S H O W    I N F O

The Guardian of Marshall Courts

In memory of Kerry Talbott, a super inspiring art school professor of mine who passed away last year from brain cancer. An 11” x 17” print of this, along with other work from the Richmond art community, will be sold at Monstrous Optimism, a benefit show to raise money for Kerry’s children. 

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The Mystery of Murakami
For The Atlantic's book review of Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
Thanks to AD Jackie Lay. 
 

The Mystery of Murakami

For The Atlantic's book review of Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

Thanks to AD Jackie Lay. 

 

A spot for Scientific American about brown fat cells that generate heat to burn regular fat cells in the fight against obesity. 
Thanks to AD Michael Mrak.

A spot for Scientific American about brown fat cells that generate heat to burn regular fat cells in the fight against obesity. 

Thanks to AD Michael Mrak.